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kawaiiairbender
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I know this is a little silly but I was wondering if you could give awards on diffrent manga and on diffrent subjects what they would be? [The Categories and who you put in those categories]

anyway the ones I thought were (note: some are sillier than others)

BEST OVERALL MANGA:
WORST OVERALL MANGA:
BEST ACTION SERIES:
BEST COMEDY SERIES:
BEST HORROR SERIES:
BEST ROMANCE:
BEST SHOUNEN:
BEST SEINEN:
BEST JOSEI:
BEST SHOUJO:
BEST NEW SERIES:
MOST USELESS CHARACTER:
MOST USEFUL CHARACTER:
"FIERCEST" CHARACTER: (X'D)
BIGGEST DISSAPOINTMENT :
BEST OVERALL FEMALE CHARACTER
BEST OVERALL MALE CHARACTER:
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A JOSEI/SHOUJO
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A JOSEI/SHOUJO
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN
CUTEST OVERALL CHARACTER
PRETTIEST OVERALL CHARACTER
MOST HANDSOME OVERALL CHARACTER
STUPIDEST VILLAN
MOST AWE INSPIRING VILLIAN
WORST HERO
BEST HERO
MOST ANTICLAMTIC FIGHT
HANDSDOWN BEST FIGHT
BIGGEST WTF MOMENT

ect.

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For "PRETTIEST OVERALL CHARACTER" I'll definitely nominate Empress Boa Hancock. biggrin

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Kieon
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lol wow a long list hm....
The Best Action i think should be One Piece

and i don't know for the other ones ^^

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BEST OVERALL MANGA-One Piece
WORST OVERALL SERIES-Chagecha
BEST NEW SERIES-Code: Breaker
BEST SHOUNEN-Double Arts
BEST ACTION-Blazer Drive
BEST HORROR-Uzumaki
BEST SEINEN-Until Death Do Us Part
BEST COMEDY-Yankee-kun to Megane-Chan
"FIERCEST" CHARACTER-Toriko (Toriko (SHIMABUKURO Mitsutoshi))
BEST OVERALL MALE CHARACTER-Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)
BEST OVERALL FEMALE CHARACTER-Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
CUTEST OVERALL CHARACTER-Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire & Rosario + Vampire Season 2)
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN-Sakurako Amamiya (Psyren)
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUEN/SEINEN-Keima Katsuragi (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai)

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This should at least be limited to manga that have either been published in a magazine/had a volume published in 2008. Heck, the Tezuka (cultural) award is based on specific volumes, maybe it should just be limited to that, although there isn't an efficient way to search for that. In any case, I really think that series like the previously mentioned Uzumaki should be eliminated, otherwise there's no point to the "2008" in the title.

Anyway, I'll give the simpler ones I can think of.

Best New Series: Sekai no Owari to Yoakemae. Even with my limited command of Japanese, I can tell Asano's brilliance is still around in spades from reading my copy >_>.
If you feel that I don't have the right to make that statement, then give it to Amanchu! or Otoyomegatari.
Best New Oneshot: Akazukin to Yasashii Ookami.
Best Overall: Mushishi (last volume was published in August.)

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for "MOST USELESS CHARACTER:" i would say Haruno Sakura from Naruto. i don't think she really did anything much in the series except for crying all the time. -.-

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I want to try this! biggrin

I'm not quite sure if this only includes manga that was first published in 2008. Like the Oscars or something laugh . And since personally I'm not familiar with the newer manga, I'll just assume all manga are eligible.

Anyway, I'll do a simple one:

BEST OVERALL MANGA: Houshin Engi
WORST OVERALL MANGA: Doubt!!
BEST ACTION SERIES: Kekkaishi
BEST COMEDY SERIES: Detroit Metal City or Saint Oniisan
BEST HORROR SERIES: Uzumaki
BEST ROMANCE: Dear Green: Hitomi no Ounowa
BEST SHOUNEN: Ookiku Furikabutte
BEST SEINEN: Pluto
BEST JOSEI: Hyakki Yakoushou
BEST SHOUJO: 7 Seeds
BEST NEW SERIES: Otoyomegatari



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Quote from Crenshinibon
This should at least be limited to manga that have either been published in a magazine/had a volume published in 2008. Heck, the Tezuka (cultural) award is based on specific volumes, maybe it should just be limited to that, although there isn't an efficient way to search for that. In any case, I really think that series like the previously mentioned Uzumaki should be eliminated, otherwise there's no point to the "2008" in the title.

Anyway, I'll give the simpler ones I can think of.

Best New Series: Sekai no Owari to Yoakemae. Even with my limited command of Japanese, I can tell Asano's brilliance is still around in spades from reading my copy >_>.
If you feel that I don't have the right to make that statement, then give it to Amanchu! or Otoyomegatari.
Best New Oneshot: Akazukin to Yasashii Ookami.
Best Overall: Mushishi (last volume was published in August.)







What he said. One Piece and Naruto? Cmon. Thread title is Best and worst manga of 2008...

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Just because I enjoy wasting time, here are my picks for all the categories listed plus one of my own. A lot of it is kinda repetitive.

BEST OVERALL MANGA: Claymore
WORST OVERALL MANGA: Naruto (as 2008 was the year I gave up on it; I realize there is probably worse stuff out there).
BEST ACTION SERIES: Claymore
BEST COMEDY SERIES: Hoshi no Samidare
BEST HORROR SERIES:Highschool of the Dead
BEST ROMANCE: Superior
BEST SHOUNEN: Claymore
BEST SEINEN: Gunslinger Girl
BEST JOSEI: I don't think I've ever read josei in my life...
BEST SHOUJO: Strawberry Shake
BEST NEW SERIES: Himegami (I realize it's 2007; if it has to be a 2008 series, I guess I'd go with Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge or Tista, though I've only read half of the latter so far, most 2008 stuff isn't scanned far enough for me to judge).
MOST USELESS CHARACTER: Rivalz Cardemonde from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
MOST USEFUL CHARACTER: Kohta Hirano from Highschool of the Dead
"FIERCEST" CHARACTER: Kallen Kozuki from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
BIGGEST DISSAPOINTMENT : Endless Eden for its abrupt end.
BEST OVERALL FEMALE CHARACTER: Kurohime from Kurohime
BEST OVERALL MALE CHARACTER: Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A JOSEI/SHOUJO: Maria Rose from Bara no Maria
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN: Kurohime from Kurohime
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A JOSEI/SHOUJO: none come to mind.
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN: Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
CUTEST OVERALL CHARACTER: Sakura "Penguin" Nankyoku from Penguin Musume Max
PRETTIEST OVERALL CHARACTER: Creo from Gurenki -Creo the Crimson Crises-
MOST HANDSOME OVERALL CHARACTER: Creo from Gurenki -Creo the Crimson Crises- (...).
SEXIEST OVERALL CHARACTER: Kallen Kozuki from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
STUPIDEST VILLAIN: Zommari Leroux from Bleach (I guess he was killed off a little before the year started, but nothing else comes to mind)
MOST AWE INSPIRING VILLAIN: Vice Consul Gawain from Himegami
WORST HERO: Sakura Sakurakouji from Code:Breaker
BEST HERO: Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
MOST ANTICLIMACTIC FIGHT: Neliel tu Oderschvank vs Nnoitra Jiruga from Bleach
BEST FIGHT: The fight against Agatha from Claymore (mostly because i can't think of any other truly good fights for sure done in 2008)
BIGGEST WTF MOMENT: The last few chapters of Hellsing collectively.

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Best Overall manga as of 2008 for me is Vinland Saga. Oh how I love thee, and wish there was more releases..
Worst Overall manga as of 2008 for me is Air Gear. I couldn't understand half the fricking stuff that was going on. And I'm sure I saw plot holes, or something similar which pisses me off.
The best action manga as of 2008 for me is Akumetsu. God damn that guy is cool.
The best comedy manga as of 2008 for me is Bowling King. I hurt my jaw.
The best romance manga as of 2008 for me is Basara. Its not just the romance. Everything is great in this manga..
The best Shounen manga as of 2008 is One Piece. I can't really choose..
The best Seinen manga as of 2008 for me is Zipang. Oh gawd. The story is oh so wonderful.
The best Shoujo manga as of 2008 for me is My Heavenly Hockey Club. I can't think of many others.
Hands down the best new series is Double Arts. Still pisses me off that they ended rite when I was starting to love it.
All of My Name Is Zushio is pretty wtf?.

You may have meant all of them should be from 2008, but then I only know of Double Arts, and I don't want to be redundant and say Double Arts is the best of everything xD.

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BEST OVERALL MANGA: One Piece or Fairy Tail or TRC

BEST ACTION SERIES: Chunchu
BEST COMEDY SERIES: again One Piece or Fairy Tail
BEST HORROR SERIES: Franken Fran


BEST OVERALL MALE CHARACTER:Luffy or Natsu or Syaoran

BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN: Nami or Fran
MOST AWE INSPIRING VILLIAN: X from Neuro

HANDSDOWN BEST FIGHT: Natsu vs that metal dragon guy

I can't really remember everything that came out this year but w/e



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Why 2008? Do we have to give manga titles released in 2008 (I don't know when manga are released in UAS or Japan or elsewhere if that's what you mean), or manga I started reading in 2008? What about a very old manga like 20 years ago I just started reading this year? Could you be a bit specific about the choices?

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Manga that are ongoing and newly launched, I think?

My list:

BEST ACTION SERIES: Mother Keeper
BEST COMEDY SERIES: I am not an expert as I don't usually read comedy manga. I can't say Tokimeki Mononoke Jogakkou, which I am picking, is a top comedy, but it has a few hilarious jokes you probably can't find in other manga.
BEST HORROR(one-shot): X Game
BEST ROMANCE: Maybe Kamiinu×Blood. I feel lots of hints. Don't blame me if it doesn't become romance.
BEST SHOUNEN: Maou - Juvenile Remix
BEST SEINEN: Ookiku Furikabutte
BEST JOSEI: Shin Petshop of Horrors (I don't even like the old one much)
BEST SHOUJO: Himitsu (Chose it because recent chapters are getting better)
BEST NEW SERIES: Sangatsu no Lion
CUTEST OVERALL CHARACTER: Miharu from Nabari no Ou
PRETTIEST OVERALL CHARACTER: almost all characters from Pandora Hearts and Zombie-Loan, and the main guys from Tetsuichi. I just like their drawing styles.


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DarkBlade
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well lets try to fill the long list

BEST OVERALL MANGA: Mirai Nikki Its my Number one becuse this manga has all gernres I Love
WORST OVERALL MANGA:[m]Clymore[/m] mybe i am the only on but i had drooped it after 3 chapters mybe i start again
BEST ACTION SERIES:Psyren the best action manga I read so far
BEST COMEDY SERIES:Thats not fair i hve read more comedy then all other....but the best would be Hayate no Gotoku!
BEST HORROR SERIES: [m]Highschool of dead[/m] love zombie storys
BEST ROMANCE: ok the only think i read more then Comedy.... But the BEST romance i have ever read was Mahoraba i LOVE this mange it will ever be my number one ( i know its from 2001 but ive read it 2008 so)
BEST SHOUNEN:Naruto....Just a Joke bigrazz its Mahou Sensei Negima!
BEST SEINEN:Until death do us part its great but i think i will find some better soon second is Gantz
BEST JOSEI:I only read one lol so the winner is easy... Vampire girl
BEST SHOUJO:i am NO fan girl (ok mybe becuse i am male biggrin ) but its Vampire Knight
BEST NEW SERIES: only one word Bakuman i read since the bginning and its great
MOST USELESS CHARACTER:useless.....Inoue from Bleach
MOST USEFUL CHARACTER:Yuno Gasai becuse she is a spycho stalker laugh
"FIERCEST" CHARACTER: (X'D) i dont understand can some boddy explain pleas
BIGGEST DISSAPOINTMENT :the mangaka from HunteXHunter 5 month break then 10 chapters and break again
BEST OVERALL FEMALE CHARACTER Yuno Gasai same reason as in usefull
BEST OVERALL MALE CHARACTER: Masataka from Ten Ten becuse the Ant finally deafeated the Castel
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A JOSEI/SHOUJO Yukki from Vampire Knight
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN Lucy from Elfen Lied8only becuse Yuno is Overall)
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A JOSEI/SHOUJO Zero from Vampire Knight
BEST MALE CHARACTER IN A SHOUNEN/SEINEN the blind guy from untill the death do us part becus he is a BLIND SWORDFIGHTER
CUTEST OVERALL CHARACTER wtf....ahh..Lousise from Zero no Tsukaima
PRETTIEST OVERALL CHARACTER isnt this the same as cutest confused or not well ahh Nodoka from Negima mybe i am confused....
MOST HANDSOME OVERALL CHARACTER as guy hard to anseryou know... Zero maybe
STUPIDEST VILLAN Sasuke from Naruto i just hate Sasuke he is stupid
MOST AWE INSPIRING VILLIAN Hisoka Hunter X Hunter
WORST HERO Naruto becuse he is......Naruto?
BEST HERO Yoshina Ageha he is the best hero i have seen so far
MOST ANTICLAMTIC FIGHT i dont know what you mean sorry
HANDSDOWN BEST FIGHT i Realy dont know what you mean....
BIGGEST WTF MOMENT the time i wrote this comment ca 35 min.... and
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Kakkashis dead if he is


if some one see mistaks pleas say.


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Alright, let's see... Well,considering I'm new to manga, I can't be entirely sure which manga is old news and what has just been newly created. So sadly I'll just have to go through and pick what I have read for nominations.

Best Overall Manga: Blood+ (Quite aware that this one wasn't made in 2008... But it is by far my favorite manga. Has been, and I believe it always will be. So I'll nominate it.)

Worst Overall Manga: Love Monster (Way too cliche.)

Best Horror Series: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Not only was it mysterious, and confusing, but full of lovable blood and gore. The art fools you into thinking it's like a cute shoujo manga, but it's so much more malicious.)

Best Romance: Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu (Full of angst and romance. It's one of my addictions. Romance isn't romance unless it has that stab of angst.)

Well, there you have it. That's about all I have.

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